Crawford responds to the Canadian wildfires impacting eastern Canada.
Our 24/7 claims intake service is ready to assist insurers. We are strongly positioned to deliver emergency repairs during this unprecedented event that is impacting Canada.
Visit our services page to learn more about our claims adjusting offerings. If you require further information on our response or should you need adjusting assistance, please contact our team.
Jun 10, 2023
The wildfires in the densely populated area of Tantallon resulted in the complete destruction of approximately 200 structures. This area, characterized by a mix of residential neighbourhoods and businesses also experienced additional less significant damage.
Shelburne County was impacted with a larger fire and displaced many residents and destroyed approximately 150 structures to date and continues to burn at this time.
Crawford is anticipating higher claims volume and the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office anticipates that a significant volume of uninsured claims will come through over the coming weeks.
Our Catastrophe team is prepared and on standby in other provinces, ready to be deployed and provide desk adjusting support to assist our colleagues in the Atlantic region as needed. Our priority is to support the affected communities and help them recover from these challenging circumstances.
Meanwhile, Ontario is currently battling 31 active wildland fires in Northeastern Ontario. Fortunately, these fires are not impacting densely populated areas, and the number of evacuations has been limited. Crawford’s capacity to assist our clients in this region remains strong and we are ready to provide the necessary support.
Jun 07, 2023
Thousands of people were forced to leave their homes after evacuations were ordered for communities in northern Quebec. While officials are concerned about the ongoing fires in this area, the situation is gradually improving.
Environment Canada continues to issue smog warnings and special air quality advisories for Canada.
We encourage those affected to submit their online claims here.
Jun 06, 2023
We are beginning to see claims in the affected communities in the Halifax regions of Tantallon and Shelburn including a variety of claims from total loss destruction, to minor smoke damage, additional living expense and food spoilage.
An additional threat posed by these fires is their ability to reduce air quality in many regions across the country. While the wildfire situation has improved in Alberta, Environment Canada has issued special air quality statements for those in northern British Columbia, and parts of Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
We will continue to assess the damage. At this time we have ample capacity to assist our clients.
Jun 02, 2023
Wildfires are currently burning across regions in Southwestern Nova Scotia and are some of the most severe ever witnessed. The damage spans about 180 square kilometers as of May 1st, making it one of the largest wildfires recorded in the province.
The risk of wildfire activity remains above average in parts of almost every province and territory, and forecasts of summer show a potential of more fires in the future.
Air quality statements have been issued as the damage continues to grow close to the coastal town of Shelburne.